2022 Villa Chanticleer Operational Transition

January 22, 2022

On August 4, 2014, City Council approved a Master Services Agreement (lease) with Tayman Golf Group Inc. (Tayman) for the purpose of operating the Villa Chanticleer as an event center. This agreement came about after 12 months of analysis of Villa Chanticleer’s operational efficiencies, revenue opportunities, marketing strategies, and role as a community asset. The analysis led to the City issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to contract with a service provider to operate the Villa on behalf of the City.  After review, the City determined that Tayman’s proposal was the best fit. 

The City transitioned the operation of Villa Chanticleer to Tayman in September 2014. In addition to assuming the Villa event operations, the City also assigned responsibility for coordinating use of the Villa Annex by the American Legion Sotoyome Post No. 111 that is a separate lease agreement. Under the terms of the lease Tayman is responsible for the full facility operation of the Villa and coordinating use of the Villa Annex with the American Legion. Tayman Group has operated the Villa since 2014.

Tayman Golf Group, Inc. has provided the City notice of their intent to terminate the operating lease effective June 30, 2022 as part of their business transition due to retirement of one of Tayman Group's partners. The City is seeking a new operator for the Villa Chanticleer. The new operator will assume the operations under a new operating lease agreement with terms and conditions to be negotiated. The City anticipates that the new operator will continue to provide community benefits while leveraging the Villa Chanticleer's ability to generate revenue as an event facility. 

Over the next four to six weeks the Healdsburg City Council and the City's Parks and Recreation Commission will be discussing the future operational aspects of the Villa. These discussions will be integrated into a Request for Proposal that is expected to be issued in March.

Villa Chanticleer Request for Interest

"Request for Interest" Submittal

The City is issuing a Request for Interest to give the City an idea of potential individuals, firms, or organizations that might be interested in operating the Villa Chanticleer. Interested parties should possess or be able to develop the capacity for the operation including, but not limited to, event planning and delivery, staffing, marketing and promotion, fiscal management, insurance, risk management, etc. 

To indicate interest, please complete and submit the Request for Interest form via the link below on or before Friday, February 4, 2022. Over the next four to six weeks the Healdsburg City Council and the City's Parks and Recreation Commission will be discussing the future operational aspects of the Villa. These discussions will be integrated into a Request for Proposal that is expected to be issued in March. Indicating interest involves no commitment.